Accessibility map of the lower level, which includes periodicals to the west, microforms, two study rooms on the north wall, a lactation room in the northeast corner, the Makerspace in the middle, and restrooms in the northeast corner. Study rooms are quiet spaces, restrooms have automatic doors, north stairwell is an emergency assistance area for wheelchair users, and microforms on the south wall may require assistance.
Accessibility map of main level, which includes help desks near the entrance, military and group study room, individual study rooms, computers and computer lab in the middle, media lab behind the desk, special collections and archives along the east wall, Tiger Food Exchange on north wall, Writing Center in northwest corner, and restrooms in the northeast corner. Study rooms are quiet spaces, restrooms and northeast lobby wall have automatic doors, lobby is an emergency assistance area for wheelchair users, assistance is available at desks near main entrance, south entrance and individual study room hallway are not wheelchair accessible, and collections may require assistance.
Accessibility map of upper level, which includes general collection books to the northwest, juvenile books in the southeast, government documents in the northeast and southwest, computers in the middle, conference rooms in the northeast and southeast corners, an OCR scanner near the north stairwell, and restrooms near the northeast corner. All space is quiet space, restrooms have automatic doors, north stairwell is an emergency assistance area for wheelchair users, and collections may require assistance.
The entrance on the east side of the North Entrance offers wheelchair access, with push-button door activation.
Disabled parking spaces are available directly in front of the Forsyth Library lobby. To park in these spaces, you need a disabled parking plate or placard, but you do not need a university parking permit. Additional information about parking, including a parking map with other disabled parking spaces, is available on the University Police parking webpage
FHSU also provides a campus shuttle service and Tiger Transport van service to fixed locations. Additional local transportation options are listed on the Hays Convention & Visitors’ Bureau website.
The Elevator is located near the middle of each floor.
On the Main Level, this is to the south of the Learning Commons Desk.
On the Upper Level, this is to the south of the reading area.
On the Lower Level, this is to the south of the MakerSpace.
Bathrooms are located on each level, near the northeast corner. All bathrooms have wheelchair-accessible stalls and sinks.
Women's bathrooms have menstrual product dispensers.
Water fountains are located outside the bathrooms on each level and are wheelchair-accessible. A bottle-filler is available at the Main Level water fountain.
In the event of an emergency, the elevator may not be available.
If it is safe to do so, use the North or South Stairwells.
Areas of Rescue Assistance are near the doors to the North Stairwell on each floor and have intercoms to request emergency assistance.
Library visitors may be accompanied by a service animal, typically a dog. A service animal is an animal trained to perform a specific task or set of tasks.
The university reserves the right to ask if the animal is required because of a disability and what work or task the animal has been trained to perform. College personnel may not make these inquiries about a service animal when it is readily apparent that the animal is trained to do work or perform tasks for an individual with a disability (e.g., guiding an individual who is blind).
Service animals are different from emotional support animals, which are not allowed in academic buildings and are for comfort only.
The Upper Level is a quiet study space.
Individual Study Rooms are available on the Main Level FL 135F-J, near the South Entrance, on a first-come-first-serve basis.
A Lactation Room is available to nursing mothers on the Lower level, FL 050. It contains a couch, rocking chair, glider, sink, and coffee table.
Visit the Learning Commons Desk to check out a door code for use.